Events and Education
SafeScript - Tackling the Difficult Conversations
SafeScript presents an opportunity to reduce harms associated with high-risk medications, to promote quality use of medicines and to support patients with substance use disorders such as opioid dependence. Join us to learn more about how to navigate the honest, and sometimes difficult, conversations which have the potential to make a significant difference in the lives and health outcomes of your patients.
Topics and Speakers
Prescribing Suboxone to manage opioid dependence in primary care
Dr Benny Monheit, Addiction Medicine Specialist at SouthCity Clinic, Alfred Health
Effective conversation strategies to address substance misuse
Dr Ann Marie Diggins, GP and Area 4 Pharmacotherapy Network GP Mentor
SafeScript-related role-plays and case-based discussions
Dr Ferghal Armstrong, GP and Addiction Medicine Registrar at Turning Point, Eastern Health
- Identify appropriate treatment of Opioid Use Disorder in the Primary Care Setting
- Utilise evidence-based techniques to elicit behaviour change in patients identified through SafeScript.
- Apply strategies to have effective conversations with patients to address high-risk medication and/or substance use.
RACGP CPD activity (4 points)in the 2020-2022 triennium - Activity ID: 180112.
No cost but registration is essential. Light refreshments provided.
For further information please contact Jana Dostal, Manager Area 4 Pharmacotherapy Network at
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or M: 0428 785 371.
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